Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Patterns of the Past - Girls In Their Summer Dresses

From Modern Needlecraft, Spring 1951. These are adorable...the little gingham sunsuit with the ruffled bonnet, and the pinafore dress in the center that opens out so it can be ironed flat. Monuments to a time when walking to school on a spring morning in a pretty dress that smelled of starch and Ivory Flakes was the best feeling in the world.


Mrs Tailleur said...

Yes but, mother always made me wear a sweater. Mist burning off the fields in the morning sun and dew on the grass. Early butterflies and and bees smelling the blooms. Life was simple and beautiful.

Packrat said...

I love, love, love these! Almost (note the *almost*) makes me want to be a little girl again. Yes, we always had to have a sweater. lol Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I use to wear those cute dresses too and they did smell of starch and Ivory soap flakes :-)